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Pat's Perspective: May 2015
May 15, 2015
In this Issue Wildfires - Are You Ready? Fire Fee Refund Drought Restrictions Legislative Update Transportation Update Environmental Good News San Diego Forward Upcoming Events 36th District Highlights Connect on Social Media Wildfires - Are You Ready? California now faces the threat of wildfire...
New Orange County District Office
May 15, 2015
To better serve South Orange County residents living in the 36th Senate District, we have moved our OC district office to inside the Laguna Hills Civic Center.
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget Plan
May 14, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget proposal : “I’m encouraged that the Governor’s revised budget seems consistent with my top budget priorities of protecting education, saving for a rainy day, and paying down the...
Senators Patricia Bates and Joel Anderson Urge State Water Board to Account for San Diego County's Drought Actions
May 4, 2015
In advance of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) meeting on May 5 to enact drought-related emergency regulations, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) sent a letter to Felicia Marcus, SWRCB’s Chair, to urge her to modify the proposed...
Senator Bates and Stakeholders Respond to Actions on San Clemente Hospital Legislation
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Assemblyman Bill Brough, Senator Patricia Bates, and Stakeholders Respond to Actions on San Clemente Hospital Legislation
April 30, 2015
Assemblyman Bill Brough and Senator Patricia Bates today issued the following joint statement in response to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees referring their proposals to help preserve emergency care services at San Clemente Hospital for additional study. “We are disappointed that our...
Public Safety Committee Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Imprison Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
April 28, 2015
The Senate’s Public Safety Committee today unanimously approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices. “Making GPS tampering a felony offense would deter...
Senate Public Safety Committee to Consider Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Send Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices Back to Prison
April 23, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will present her bill to create a felony penalty for convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking device to the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 28, at 9 a.m., in State Capitol Room 3191. “Sex...
Pat's Perspective: April 2015
April 16, 2015
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Drought Update | Legislative Update | State Parks Update | Facebook Seminar Generates “Likes” | Orange County Woman of the Year | Donate Life California | Innovate78 | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Democrats Block Senator Patricia Bates' Measure to Exempt Honorably Discharged Veterans from Taking Unneeded Gun Safety Test
April 14, 2015
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today blocked legislation authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to expand current exemptions for Firearm Safety Certificates to include those honorably discharged from the United States military. “I support gun safety laws, but...
Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Senate's Approval to Remove Father Junipero Serra's Statue from the U.S. Capitol
April 13, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), whose district includes Mission San Juan Capistrano that Father Junipero Serra founded, today issued the following statement after the State Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would remove Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol and replace...
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Dana Point Times: Senator Patricia Bates Names Donna Kalez 'Woman of the Year'
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Donna Kalez, the managing partner of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, as the...
CNBC: California's $77 billion 'bullet train to nowhere' faces a murky future as political opposition ramps up
“It's crazy time with this thing," said Pat Bates, the Republican leader in the state Senate. "Every time we get a new report it's more money and...
OC Register: Rehab Riviera: Addiction advertising can trick you to death
Sen. Pat Bates and Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva and others have introduced bills aiming at cleaning up the industry.